I have several in the woods behind me. As you may have guessed, they are my spirit animal and have been since childhood. We do a lot of talking back and forth! lol I'm glad you see them as I do. They are often misunderstood.I'm jealous.... I've been listening for the owl all summer, and I'm still waiting. For me, it's kind of a cosmic "all-clear" signal. When I hear her hooting, and I usually do hear her even through a closed window, I feel like the universe is saying everything is ok.